Now here’s where things get interesting. The Racing Dial, also, appeared in a small batch of ref. 145.022-69 watches, over the same period as the Mark II. Moonwatch Only lists that 15 instances of the watch have been identified and verified.
But here’s how we can suggest that the Racing Dial used in the ref. 145.022-69 was made very intentionally for the watch by Omega. The 145.022-69 has a Racing dial that’s stepped up,Replica Rolex Cellini watches in the center of the dial, with the familiar red ring and minute track placed on the lower step, which forms the outer diameter of the dial. Whether it was intended for production or just as an experiment, still remains a mystery. The Mark II Racing Dial has no step, with the three subdials sloping on the sides into a lower center.
The Replica Rolex Cellini watches Reference 145.022-69 with the Racing Dial and Ultraman-type central chrono hand
Remember the Ultraman-type chrono seconds Audemars Piguet Replica Watches hand on the Mark II? The 145.022-69’s central chrono hand was orange, but it was shaped like that of regular black dial 145.022-69s. This particular attribute, we can’t quite attach to the Racing Dial 145.022-69 with certainty, because there exist anomalies, with instances of the watch fitted with the Ultraman-type chrono seconds hand.
2004: The Limited-Edition Japan Racing Dial Reference 3570.40.00
The Limited-Edition Japan Racing Dial Reference 3570.40.00 (Image: ©Revolution)
It’s been determined, now, that all of the historical Racing Dial watches, of the late 60s, were all delivered to Switzerland. But for some reason, when Omega made the decision to reissue a Racing Dial Replica Rolex Cellini watches, they made the watch very specifically for sale within Japan, only.
In 2004, Omega launched the ref. 3570.40.00 Japan Racing Dial in a limited run of 2004 pieces. The swiss replica watches took inspiration quite directly from the 1969/70 145.022-69, in that it has all blancpain replica of the colors used in exact order on the dial. No stepped center, but it does slope up from the sides into the center.
As much as I said there is some confusion about the chrono hand used on the Racing Dial 145.022-69, Omega clearly went with the Ultraman-type for the 2004 reissue.